Last Saturday, we attended the anticipated childrenâ??s mass at CCTN which they celebrate every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. It was our first time to be there on the invitation of Lynn, my sis-in-law. The mass was attended mostly by people from the Opus Dei (I surmise).
Since our Sunday was a totally free day, we all trooped to Maribago Bluewater Beach as planned. It was to be Jakeâ??s first real beach trip since his previous one was last May 2004, when he was only 2 months old and probably wasnâ??t even aware of it. However this time, since he had colds & cough, we decided against having him swim in the beach and play in the sand. It was quite a bummer, but he enjoyed the trip while being carried most of the time.
At 9am, the beach was quite empty with only a few foreign guests doing their sunbathing. There were no swimmers, only waders, as the tide was still low. Apart from the low tide, the weather was perfect. The skies were clear and the breeze was cool.
We walked over to an empty hut where we parked our things and plopped our city-weary bodies. Jake happily played with his Duplo on one of the cots as Jerry and I took turns attending to him. And when it wasnâ??t my time, I snapped pictures away.
And soon, Matt & Kyle were on the shore for their make-believe games of putting the small fish and 2 medium-sized crabs in sand jail. Hehehe. A Korean father & son team even came up to join them. Pretty sight, I should say. From here on, I will let the pictures speak for the well-spent morning we had with the boysâ?¦.
A tender moment between father and sonâ?¦
Jake with his Duplo, quite reluctant to ham it up with the camera
Matt & Kyle built sand prisons for their captive crabs
Jakeâ??s first real attempt to step on sand and he actually liked it!
And so it finally came to pass, our first beach trip for 2005.
Looking forward to more... ;-)